As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS is also often compared to pro digicams, super zooms, compacts, entry-level DSLRs and mirrorless. The Canon PowerShot SX740 HS's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V(A) and the Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX730 HS and the PowerShot G7 X Mark II)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it has a screen which flips out, is newer (july 2018 vs february 2016), is more popular and has a faster max shutter speed (1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, doesn't have a touch screen, has a slightly shorter battery life (265 shots vs 320 shots) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS

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1 year older
$365 - $379

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX730 HS (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX730 HS (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot SX730 HS and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Flip-out screens
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
3 years older
$448

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly longer battery life: 360 shots vs 265 shots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-HX90V and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Flip-out screens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
3 years older
$279

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the DMC-ZS50 and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)
2 years older

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Shoots much faster: 40 fps vs 10 fps
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900
2 years older
$218 - $397

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the Coolpix A900 and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Flip-out screens
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90)

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1 year older

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly longer battery life: 380 shots vs 265 shots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Flip-out screens

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a screen which flips out, is newer (july 2018 vs september 2014), is more popular and has a faster max shutter speed (1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it has a significantly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a much narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/1.8), has a slightly lower resolution screen (922k dots vs 1,228k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP) and significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V(A)

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similar age
$899

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V(A) (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V(A) (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V(A) and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Flip-out screens
  • Announced: July 2018 vs July 2018

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
2 years older
$529 - $649

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Flip-out screens

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
6 years older
$368 - $425

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Much larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
3 years older
$544

Significant advantages of the G7 X (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the G7 X (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the G7 X and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Flip-out screens

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X
2 years older
$391

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.3
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
1 year older
$898 - $1,010

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Flip-out screens

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (922k dots vs 460k dots), is significantly smaller (mid size (110×64×40 mm) vs large (140×103×137 mm)), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), is newer (july 2018 vs september 2014) and is thinner (1.6" vs 5.4").

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (40x vs 83.3x), lacks and external mic jack, has a slightly shorter battery life (265 shots vs 340 shots), doesn't have a built-in GPS and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Samsung WB1100F

Samsung WB1100F
4 years older
$529

Significant advantages of the WB1100F (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the WB1100F (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 922k dots
  • Larger: Professional size (125×87×96 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)

common strengths of the WB1100F and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Fairly small: Professional size (125×87×96 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Thin: 3.8" vs 1.6"
  • Light weight: 462 g vs 299 g

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
3 years older
$338 - $449

Significant advantages of the SX60 HS (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 21 mm vs 24 mm
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Significantly longer battery life: 340 shots vs 265 shots

Significant disadvantages of the SX60 HS (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Significantly larger: Large (128×93×114 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4.5" vs 1.6"
  • Heavier: 650 g vs 299 g

common strengths of the SX60 HS and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Fairly small: Large (128×93×114 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Thin: 4.5" vs 1.6"
  • Light weight: 650 g vs 299 g

Nikon Coolpix P1000

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similar age
$997

Significant advantages of the Coolpix P1000 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much more zoom: 125x vs 40x
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix P1000 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much larger: 146×119×181 mm vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Much thicker: 7.1" vs 1.6"
  • Much heavier: 1,415 g vs 299 g

common strengths of the Coolpix P1000 and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Announced: July 2018 vs July 2018
  • Popularity: 295 vs 600

Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700
2 years older
$339 - $499

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Significantly longer battery life: 350 shots vs 265 shots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Larger: Professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4.2" vs 1.6"

common strengths of the Coolpix B700 and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Fairly small: Professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Thin: 4.2" vs 1.6"
  • Light weight: 565 g vs 299 g

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
3 years older
$479 - $597

Significant advantages of the P900 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Significantly more zoom: 83.3x vs 40x
  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly longer battery life: 360 shots vs 265 shots

Significant disadvantages of the P900 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much larger: Large (140×103×137 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Much thicker: 5.4" vs 1.6"
  • Significantly heavier: 899 g vs 299 g

common strengths of the P900 and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Inexpensive: $479.00 vs $399.00

Canon Powershot SX40

Canon Powershot SX40
6 years older
$235

Significant advantages of the SX40 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Significantly longer battery life: 380 shots vs 265 shots
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SX40 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 922k dots
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (123×92×108 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4.3" vs 1.6"

common strengths of the SX40 and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Fairly small: Professional size (123×92×108 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Thin: 4.3" vs 1.6"
  • Light weight: 600 g vs 299 g

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS compared to compact competitors include: it has a built-in flash, has way more more zoom (40x vs 5x), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2"), has better image stabilization (lens vs digital) and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.8), is significantly larger (mid size (110×64×40 mm) vs super compact (65×45×35 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen, is thicker (1.6" vs 1.1") and is significantly heavier (299 g vs 117 g).

Nikon Coolpix W300

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1 year older
$340 - $387

Significant advantages of the Coolpix W300 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Smaller: Compact (112×66×29 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.1" vs 1.6"
  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix W300 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much less zoom: 5x vs 40x
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the Coolpix W300 and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Great zoom: 5x vs 40x
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm

GoPro Hero (2018)

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4 months older
$255

Significant advantages of the Hero (2018) (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (65×45×35 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Has a touch screen
  • Much lighter: 117 g vs 299 g

Significant disadvantages of the Hero (2018) (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • No built-in flash
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2" vs 3"

common strengths of the Hero (2018) and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Announced: March 2018 vs July 2018

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 3 fps), has a screen which flips out, is newer (july 2018 vs march 2016), is much smaller (mid size (110×64×40 mm) vs professional size (129×101×78 mm)) and is thinner (1.6" vs 3.1").

However, on average it takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP), has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentamirror), has a significantly shorter battery life (265 shots vs 1200 shots) and users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection).

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
2 years older
$289 - $549 (body only)
$318 - $399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 10 fps
  • Much larger: Professional size (129×101×78 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.6"

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Light weight: 485 g vs 299 g
  • Inexpensive: $274.00 vs $399.00
  • Popularity: 321 vs 600

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
1 year older
$326 (body only)
$398 - $497 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3400 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Much longer battery life: 1200 shots vs 265 shots

Significant disadvantages of the D3400 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 10 fps
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.6"

common strengths of the D3400 and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Light weight: 395 g vs 299 g
  • Inexpensive: $325.99 vs $399.00
  • Popularity: 395 vs 600

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), is newer (july 2018 vs may 2015), is significantly smaller (mid size (110×64×40 mm) vs prosumer size (125×86×77 mm)), is thinner (1.6" vs 3") and is slightly lighter (299 g vs 658 g).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (922k dots vs 1,040k dots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20.2 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm).

Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

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8 months older
$1,498 - $2,046 (body only)
$2,298 12-60mm lens

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-G9 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-G9 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Professional size (137×97×92 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.6" vs 1.6"

common strengths of the Lumix DC-G9 and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Announced: November 2017 vs July 2018

Canon EOS M100

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1 year older
$449 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M100 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M100 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the EOS M100 and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Fairly small: Mid size (108×67×35 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Light weight: 302 g vs 299 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.6"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7
3 years older
$498 - $900 14-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-G7 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-G7 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (125×86×77 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 3" vs 1.6"

common strengths of the DMC-G7 and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Inexpensive: $497.99 vs $399.00
  • Each has a built-in flash